2017 Renato Ratti Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata
From a historic vineyard site in La Morra, the Renato Ratti 2017 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata shows nicely balanced results in this vintage and is my favorite of this three Barolo release. The wine is redolent of dried cherry, cassis, crushed rose and dusty earth. To the palate, it is very fine and almost fragile, although the tannins are dry and loosely textured. We see this in Ratti's Barolos from Conca and Marcenasco as well. Production is 5,500 bottles. Drink 2024 - 2038.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (June 2021)
Such subtlety and refinement to this young Barolo with dried strawberries, fine tannins and a citrus undertone. Medium body. Extremely dusty and polished. Clean finish. Drinkable now, but better after 2023.
Aromas of pressed rose, sandalwood, menthol and black-skinned berry mingle together in the glass along with a whiff of oak-driven spice. Full-bodied and loaded with finesse, the poised, savory palate delivers raspberry compote, strawberry and licorice before finishing on a coffee bean note. Taut, fine-grained tannins provide support. Drink 2025–2032.
Kerin O'Keefe - Wine Enthusiast